Interview: Teresa Keefer

1. Two of your novels deal with starting over again. Why do you think this is a subject that resonates with readers?
I think that starting over resonates with readers because we all have that first love that we wonder "what if" or "what could we have done differently". And of course there are those that think "what was I thinking?!" I think anyone who reads romance is a romantic at heart and likes to see things that didn't work out before end up with a happily ever after.

2. You're an avid reader that reads across many genres. What is your most/least favorite genre?
My absolute least favorite genre is science fiction in the sense of War of the Worlds science fiction or UFO/space alien science fiction. I also don't like futuristic type work. I'm not sure why but it's just never been to my taste. Other than that I love to read just about anything! My favorites include Stephen King, James Patterson, Ann Rule, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts, Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Lael Miller, Heather Graham, Ann Coulter, Doreen Virtue, Sylvia Browne...the list is endless!

3. Your novels are set in places that you've actually visited. Where would you still like to travel?
That's an easy one! I yearn to go to Ireland and I've promised myself as soon as I can I'm going to go there! I also want to go to Salem, MA, Alaska, Montana and the Bahamas.

4. What do you do when you're not writing?
I love to do crafts, garden, cook, read, see movies, watch NASCAR (love Tony Stewart!!)...I also have 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, a spoiled little dog, 2 cats and a mini horse. I just moved into my house in the fall and there wasn't a chance to do any landscaping before the cold weather hit so I am gradually doing projects and will be working on the garden soon. I am trying to do the organic thing and grow my own vegetables and herbs and am going to try my hand at making soap in the fall using some of the stuff from the garden. I just wish there were more hours in the day!

5. What are you working on now?
I am working on the second book of my Vengeance trilogy...Vengeance Unleashed...which will release yet this spring with the third book...Unleashed Souls coming along next winter. I also have a new trilogy in the works called The Sisters Three but don't have a title for the first book yet. I am doing a spin off from Coming Home at the request of several readers who wanted to see more from the secondary characters..that first book will be A Home For Dixie.

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